Boy kidnapped for 10 crore, murdered
Hyderabad: A day after the body of a class X student from Begum Bazar was found stuffed in a carton and abandoned near an eatery in Secunderabad, police have reportedly picked up three suspects for their role in the gruesome murder from Vijayawada. The suspects were picked up based on mobile phone tower location. The boy was kidnapped for a ransom of Rs 10 crore, but he was killed before the family could arrange the money.
Around 11 pm, Gopalpuram police were alerted about a boy’s body, in a crouching position with limbs bound by wires, found stuffed in a carton and abandoned near Alpha Hotel near the Secunderabad railway station. A team was dispatched to the location and other police stations in the city were intimated about the discovery. The Shahinayathgunj police responded and sent a profile of a 15-year-old teenager, Abhay Madhani, who went missing from Begum Bazar at 3 pm. Earlier in the day, the family members had received a ransom call too. Police got confirmation that the body was that of Abhay.
A CCTV footage showed the boy pillion riding a scooter driven by an unidentified man near his house.
Kumar, who owns a plastic company, begged the caller to release his son and expressed his inability to mobilise Rs 10 crore. In his phone conversation with the abductors of the boy, Kumar expressed his inability to mobilise such a huge sum and, instead, offered Rs 5 lakh in cash and gold worth Rs 10 lakh.
The kidnapper shot back, “What rubbish are you talking. If you want safe return of your son, arrange at lease Rs 5 crore and send the cash to the Secunderabad railway station and your son will be released by 6 am on Thursday.” By 11 pm, the boy was smothered to death. His body was bound by wires, put in a carton and abandoned near Alpha Hotel.
The family members of the victim were shattered on hearing the news. Police took the telephone number from the family and tracked down three persons, who were aboard a train heading towards Vijayawada. They were reportedly taken into custody. It is learnt that the suspects were former workers of Kumar’s plastic company. Police also have CCTV footage of the culprits, who left the carton at Alfa Hotel.
Family was arranging 10 crore – r they kidding? Article reports the suspects were picked up based in mobile location..they need not reveal that..now our honourable courts will reduce death penalty awarded by sessions court to life sentence n human rights will welcome it. Hang them immediately.
Unless there is fear of law this will continue like this only.
Absolutely. No leniency for killers with such cruel mentality!!